Hey, gidday mates! I woke up one Saturday a few weeks ago and decided that I really wanted to buy something, so I walked to a boutique named Odin in Soho and picked up a grey boiled wool blazer by Engineered Garments on sale. I took it home, put it on, and within 30 seconds knew that I was never going to wear it. Bugger. So last weekend I went back to Odin and used my store credit to pick up this oversized army green hooded fishtail parka, also by Engineered Garments. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever owned before, and I’ll be quite honest and say that I haven’t quite figured out how to wear it properly yet, but I have a strong feeling that come next fall/winter it’s going to be my go-to. I’m saving it for a rainy day.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! A few things: 1. New York Fashion Week: Men’s starts today; 2. It is unseasonably warm right now in New York (it’s going to be 16 degrees/61 Fahrenheit on Wednesday); and that means, 3. We can actually wear well-thought-out outfits without having to worry about dying of cold. Hooray! This Tatras goose down puffer jacket is my secret weapon right now. It’s warm but almost completely weightless, and because it’s puffy it compresses, which means I can wear it underneath just about anything — including a tailored suit jacket — eliminating the need for an overcoat. It also makes me look super Italian, which can only mean good things. Si si? Maybe. Hard to say. Happy Fashion Week, New Yorkers! Happy Monday, everybody else!Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Bonjour, bonjour. First up, apologies if you’ve been having issues with the site for the past few days, the server went down, but we should be up and running at 100% by tomorrow morning at the latest. Jenny and I arrived back from Paris last night, and while I will always love those trips to Europe, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of being in my own apartment, hanging jackets in my own wardrobe, using internet that works properly, eating normal food (like peanut butter and tomatoes on toast) and drinking coffee that’s so strong and so black that a single sip feels like a shot of adrenaline to the heart. GOD BLESS AMERICA.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! In case you were wondering, this was the outfit I wore when I went to meet Jenny’s mom for the first time. To be fair it was actually the second time I’d met her, but it was the first time I was meeting her as Jenny’s boyyyyyyfriend. oooOOOOOoooooo. I read once that people trust salesmen more if they’re wearing blue suits, so this seemed like a good option. Thoughts?Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! If you’ve been reading Isaac Likes for a long time, you’ll know that one of the most exciting aspects of my old life in New Zealand was that every two or so months I’d pack up and travel across the world to some far-flung location. Even when I was depressed at home and feeling like I was losing opportunities by being so far away from the action, I always had a ticket in my back pocket which gave me something to look forward to.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates. You might have noticed I’m wearing a lot of bomber jackets at the moment, and that’s because they are the greatest mid-weight layer known to man. Also to woman, but especially to man. If I was you, I’d be investing right now (every brand is doing a version) and wearing it over T-shirts and light knits for fall, and then over heavier sweaters for winter. This nylon variety is by Coach (I wore it to the Coach X Details event last week), it’s filled with puffy down just like a sleeping bag, and it takes me to a higher level of swag than I can ever achieve in a sportcoat or suit (well that’s what Jenny tells me, anyway). And for the girlfriends: nothing looks cuter than a girl wearing an oversized boys’ bomber. Trust me.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Way, way back in 2004 when I was still at university in New Zealand, I discovered a website named men.style.com where I was able to see all the men’s collections coming out of Milan, Paris and New York. Of all the designers across all three cities, there was one who stood above the rest, and that was Hedi Slimane, the creative director of Dior Homme. His models were skinny, his clothing was tightly tailored, and everything he did had this dirty London rock’n’roll edge that felt so aesthetically perfect in that current moment.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! Fall is here. It happened overnight. There are leaves in the street, the skies are darker, and the air has that hint of chill coupled with winds that whirlpool dust and newspaper pages all around. There’s electricity in the atmosphere. The clothing is becoming more interesting, too. Already we’re seeing richer, darker colours; heavier, longer layers; and textures coming into play that have been hidden in the back of closets for the past four months of summer. It’s a perfect moment for corduroy, and nothing beats a traditional American two/three roll sack jacket like this one by Alex Mill.Click to Continue!
Hey, gidday mates! First things first, something amazing happened last night: Jenny and I deejayed an impromptu after party at Never Never with Virgil Abloh. Insane. It’s a surreal feeling when you get to work alongside people you’ve been following since before you had any conception that one day you’d be living in New York or writing a blog or dating a beautiful girl named Jenny Albright. Life is good.Click to Continue!